While there hasn't been a PR on the subject yet, a helpful reader came across this little item detailing a 10 year DISA/DITCO contract worth up to $410.8M apparently won by Level 3 Communications (NYSE:LVLT, news, filings) over the holidays:
DEFENSE INFORMATION SYSTEMS AGENCY
On Dec. 29, 2011, Level 3 Communications, L.L.C., Broomfield, Colo., was awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract not-to-exceed $410,848,162 million dollars for fiber cable operations and maintenance support. The period of performance is 10 consecutive years, with one-year options through Dec. 29, 2021. Performance will be at various locations throughout the United States. The solicitation was issued as an other than full and open competitive action pursuant to 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(1). Level 3 Communications is a large business. The Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization, National Capital Region is the contracting activity (HC1047-12-D-0002).
The source is this article on Defence Professionals. And while $410M would be the theoretical maximum and not any sort of guarantee, it's not often we see a nine-digit federal bandwidth deal in the hands of someone other than Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, or CenturyLink/Qwest. Winning it would be a heck of a way to have closed out 2011.
Hopefully more details will emerge.
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